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Exhibition Detail
Lecture: The Art and Life of Käthe Kollwitz by Eva-Maria Worthington
116 Altgeld Hall
DeKalb, IL 60115


April 18th, 2009 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
 
Self Portrait, Käthe Kollwitz (1867 – 1945)Käthe Kollwitz (1867 – 1945), Self Portrait,
1912, etching, drypoint, soft ground
> QUICK FACTS
EVENT TYPE:  
Lecture
WEBSITE:  
http://www.niu.edu/artmuseum
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
Suburbs
EMAIL:  
hgreen2@niu.edu
PHONE:  
815-753-1936
OPEN HOURS:  
Tuesday - Friday 10:00 - 5:00, Saturday 12:00 - 4:00
ARTS ORGANIZATION:  
NIU Art Museum, Worthington Gallery Chicago
SCHOOL ASSOCIATION:  
Northern Illinois University
TAGS:  
German, printmaking
COST:  
free and open to the public
> DESCRIPTION

Northern Illinois University Art Museum presents “The Life and Art of Käthe Kollwitz” a lecture by Eva-Maria Worthington, Director, The Worthington Gallery, Chicago, Saturday April 18th, 2:30 p.m., Altgeld Hall room 315.

Eva-Maria Worthington, an art historian, founded the Worthington Gallery Chicago, in 1970. The Worthington Gallery specializes in German Expressionism including Blaue Reiter and Neue Sachlichkeit work, The Bauhaus, as well as contemporary painters and sculptors. Eva-Maria has curated many exhibitions including ten featuring the art of Käthe Kollwitz. She will share insights into the life and work of Käthe Kollwitz and other German artists of the early 20th century; a time when Germany was in great turmoil before, during and after the two world wars.

Käthe Kollwitz (1867 – 1945) is recognized as one of the premier artists of the early twentieth century. She is known primarily for her emphasis on the social content of her work, but this often overshadows her technical and artistic mastery. The current exhibition at the NIU Art Museum: Käthe Kollwitz: Images of Death and Life, is a selection of original etchings, woodcuts and lithographs that span her long career and showcase her unmistakable graphic style, empathic humanity and mordant social commentary.

 


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